July 7, 2020 / NASA
Building NASA’s Psyche: Design Done, Now Full Speed Ahead on Hardware
The mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid is pivoting from planning the details to building real pieces of the spacecraft puzzle. Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid...
January 21, 2020 / Karin Valentine
ASU-led NASA Psyche mission offers free online course on team building from leadership experts
While the spacecraft and instruments of the NASA Psyche Mission are being designed and built in preparation for launch to the Psyche asteroid in 2022, the mission management team at Arizona...
January 17, 2020 / Tim McCoy
Journey of a Lifetime
I started working on meteorites more than three decades ago and quickly fell in love with iron meteorites. These were samples of the great inaccessible layer of any planet or asteroid that ever...
November 20, 2019 / Steven Dibb
Meteorites: Pieces of the cosmos delivered to our doorstep
What rocks from space teach us about our solar system and ourselves When I was 15 years old, I saw the Perseid meteor shower for the first time. Having grown up in urban, light-polluted Los Angeles,...
September 5, 2019 / Simone Marchi
Simulating asteroid collisions and making craters
High-velocity impact experiments in support of the Psyche mission At the time of the Psyche mission selection, NASA officials asked us, “Is the science team ready to interpret the geology of...
July 3, 2019 / Brooke Owen
NASA Psyche space mission arts program seeking undergraduates nationwide
The ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission is inviting undergraduate students from any university or community college in the U.S. and its territories to apply to become one of the space mission’s featured...
January 30, 2019 / Karin Valentine
NASA’s Psyche Mission inspires science and engineering students nationwide
While instruments and components of the spacecraft are under development across the country, the Psyche Mission management team, led by Arizona State University, is working with universities...
July 26, 2018 / David Oh
“How Building Psyche is like Making a Movie…”
What are Psyche’s Systems Engineers doing now? I’m David Oh, and this is my second time writing for the Psyche Blog. As Psyche’s Project Systems Engineer, I lead a team responsible for...
July 11, 2018 / Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Planning to measure an unknown asteroid
Instrument robustness when you don’t know what you’re going to see We’ve got a leading hypothesis about the asteroid (16) Psyche: it is the metal core of a tiny planet that had its rocky...
April 19, 2018 / Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Adventures in AcronymLand
In honor of Psyche mission’s PMSR, our first big review, I post here all the year’s tweets on NASA acronyms.
October 12, 2017 / Tess Calvert
Project Management — Start with the Basics
I’ve been a part of projects where, when things went sideways, we would calm everyone by saying “It’s going to be fine! It’s not rocket science!” This time, IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE!